Storefront Office Remodel With Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring in Atkinson, IL

The complete project management program at Village is not just an efficient way to remodel your kitchen or bath with us… did you know we can do work at your business as well? Many products from Village Home Stores can be used in commercial applications. Lighting, flooring, appliances, window treatments, cabinetry and counter surfaces from our store can be found in offices, bars, salons, and restaurants all around the area. We just wrapped up a project in a downtown Atkinson, IL building that turned out great!

Complete start to finish remodel in commercial space by Village Home Stores for IL Farm Business Farm Management Atkinson, IL.
Complete start to finish remodel in commercial space by Village Home Stores for IL Farm Business Farm Management Atkinson, IL.

If you are a small business like us, you are busy doing what you do best! So even if you are able to do some of the work yourself normally… you may not have the time to get it done and be back to business in a timely way. That’s where we can help! The project management team at Village Home Stores can work with you and your staff to create a schedule and timeline that works best for your business. For this project, we didn’t have to work in the space while they did. They were still operating out of another location during our renovation. This was an available storefront in downtown Atkinson, IL that we remodeled as a new location for the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management office.

before and after side by side photo of Illinois Farm Business Farm Management remodel
Side by side photo of Illinois Farm Business Farm Management remodel shown during and after.

The main room of the office is a long space with a kitchenette and restroom on one end, and a front entry desk at the other. Our crews cleared out the existing flooring and gave the walls and ceiling system new life. The existing lighting was fit with LED panels and a lot of other necessary electrical work was completed as well as plastering and painting. A new bathroom vanity, top and faucet for the bathroom and a small kitchenette area were also installed.

Storefront office remodel with vinyl plank floating floor. Flooring and complete remodel by Village Home Stores for IL Farm Business Farm Management
Storefront office remodel with vinyl plank floating floor. Flooring and complete remodel by Village Home Stores for IL Farm Business Farm Management

In the front lobby area we were able to re-purpose some of the existing fixtures like blinds and the pass-through glass area for the front desk. Plaster, paint, fresh trim, and great flooring complete the look. New EXIT emergency lights went in as well as a brand new ceiling fan. But that cow wall art is secretly our favorite part of this room. Luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring surfaces have skyrocketed to the top of our most asked about products for homes and businesses. Before we dive into the performance of these products, let’s not breeze past how good they look! Check out how real this wood look vinyl plank is. If you are on the fence about how realistic LVT and LVP can look, please stop by and see some samples in our showroom. Seeing these products in person will change your mind.

Office lobby with gray wood grain look vinyl plank floating floor. Flooring and remodel by Village Home Stores for IL Farm Business Farm Management
Office lobby with gray wood grain look vinyl plank floating floor. Flooring and remodel by Village Home Stores for IL Farm Business Farm Management

Now let’s chat more about why you should consider this category of flooring. This stuff is built for high traffic applications and gives you piece of mind if you are concerned about wear, water, pet accidents, and claws. When considering flooring for this project we had to take into account that it was a place of business rather than a home. But many of the same reasons why LVP is great for a commercial space are reasons why you may want it in your home. At this office we were searching for a great look and a great warranty for the product. That lead us to Armstrong Flooring‘s Rigid Core Oak look-alike vinyl plank floor in the “Neutral Sky” color. These planks are 6″ wide and 48″ long. They are easy to install and look great!

Gray wood grain look Armstrong luxury vinyl plank floating floor in an Atkinson, IL business. Flooring and remodel by Village Home Stores.
Gray wood grain look Armstrong luxury vinyl plank floating floor in an Atkinson, IL business.

Why Choose Luxury Vinyl Flooring?

  • It’s Durable: It is scratch and dent resistant! This Armstrong product has a 12-mil wear layer that protects against dents and other surface damage.
  • The Warranty: Many of our LVT and LVP products include a warranty. This Armstrong product has a limited 30 year residential warranty and a 7 year light use commercial warranty!
  • It’s 100% Waterproof: Install it in kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms and basements, anywhere (even where floors can get the wettest). When exposed to water, planks will not swell, buckle or lose integrity.
Business and office remodel in downtown Atknson, IL by Village Home Stores for IL Farm Business Farm Management.
Business and office remodel in downtown Atknson, IL by Village Home Stores for IL Farm Business Farm Management.

We have been so thankful for all of our customers who have kept our crews busy and adapted to our added COVID-19 safety measures as we stay at work. We are doing our best to protect our staff and our customers during this time. We were so happy to work with this company to help renovate an existing space and make it better suited for their needs and their clients. What does this team do in this green-walled office? FBFM is a cooperative educational-service program designed to assist farmers with management decision-making. It provides help with business and family records. To learn more about Illinois Farm Business Farm Management and their services, visit their website here.

Side by side photo of an office kitchenette remodel. Complete start to finish remodel by Village Home Stores
Side by side photo of an office kitchenette remodel. Complete start to finish remodel by Village Home Stores

If you have a project that needs the start-to-finish remodel approach of experts, please reach out to our team. We have a checklist and a process in place for all types of projects. You can stop by our showroom M-F from 9am-5pm or Saturdays from 9am-noon. You can also call us at (309) 944-1344 or by messaging/texting with us using the chat feature here on the blog. Tap the play button below to see some more from this remodel process:

Look for some more coverage of this remodel story once we resume filming for the Village Home Show. If you haven’t seen our weekly TV show you can catch up on old episode online, anytime here on our YouTube channel. On that show we feature real projects from right here in the Quad Cities region that our team has completed.

Modern Farmhouse Flooring and Wall Surfaces in a Silverthorne Parade Home

modern farmhouse as part of QCBR fall parade of homes in the Quad Cities

A successful design must include careful consideration of every element in the entire space. This absolutely includes the flooring and wall surfaces. With the rise of open-concept layouts, flooring selections can be an incredibly important surface providing the base that ties everything together. That’s a lot of pressure! Don’t worry, the experts at Village Home Stores are ready to help you find the perfect material for your space and your budget. Check out the flooring and wall surfaces at this recent Modern Farmhouse Model home we worked on with the Silverthorne Development Group.

Cozy reading space of Dream Weaver carpeting from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Cozy reading space of Dream Weaver carpeting from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

Neutral tones are always a great choice no matter what style of space you are creating. In this Bettendorf, Iowa home we included our Dream Weaver carpeting from the Metropolitan series in the “Iron Frost” color. This carpet provides the color and comfort needed for the home’s bedroom, stairs, and closet floor surfaces. Make sure you are investing in quality flooring surfaces when you are building a home. You want carpeting that will stand the test of time. It needs to look and feel great for many years to come. Ask a flooring expert at Village about what sets Dream Weaver apart from other carpeting lines.

light, white oak flooring with midcentury modern planter and edge of leather sofa.
Engineered White Oak flooring from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area modern farmhouse built by Silverthorne Development.

Of course we didn’t carpet the entire place. The main flooring surface you will fall in love with when visiting this home are the engineered wood floors in the entry, kitchen, dining, living room, mudroom, laundry, and hallways. This 7″ wide surface is from our Canoe Bay Key West line. The color is called “White Street” and it provides an gorgeous blend of lighter woodtones.

Engineered White Oak flooring from Village Home Stores in a Bettendorf, Iowa modern farmhouse built by Silverthorne Development.
Engineered White Oak flooring from Village Home Stores in a Bettendorf, Iowa modern farmhouse built by Silverthorne Development.

Light wood flooring is a major trend within the Modern Farmhouse, Scandinavian, MidCentury Modern, and Minimalist styles so popular right now. For the blend of wood furnishings and decor in this home it is absolutely perfect. The White Oak planks are softened in some areas with neutral area rugs. Did you know that Village Home Stores can custom cut and bind area rugs from any carpets here at the store!? Just give our flooring experts a call and we can quote your a price.

Engineered White Oak flooring from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area modern farmhouse built by Silverthorne Development.
Engineered White Oak flooring from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area modern farmhouse built by Silverthorne Development.

Every well-designed space needs some element of fun! In this great room it is the tile surface selected for the fireplace surround. This tile is from the Glazzio Picassa Series in the “Paloma Taupe” color. This pattern is neutral in color but almost has a quilt-like pattern in the mosaic. We repeated this same tile as an accent area above the kitchen cooktop across the great room.

Geometric mosaic wall tile on a modern farmhouse fireplace surround from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Geometric mosaic wall tile on a modern farmhouse fireplace surround from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

If this pattern isn’t your thing, don’t worry! With this series of tile we can get the same color combination in a number of other patterns. In this Bettendorf living room, a rustic barnwood beam caps off the tiled surround for a mantle. We kept a clean look surrounding the tile edges with a bronze-finished metal end cap piece. These channeled tile trim pieces called “Schluter strips” help to cap off cut edges of tile and keep a contained and clean look.

Geometric mosaic wall tile on a modern farmhouse fireplace surround from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Geometric mosaic wall tile on a modern farmhouse fireplace surround from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

We also used Schluter edging around the hearth area corners and edges. They come in a variety of finish color options. Here we keep a contrasting finish and the look makes a fun bold statement. The hearth area at the base of the fireplace is an elongated 3″ x 12″ “New Yorker” tile in a “Bright White” finish.

Tiled modern farmhouse fireplace surround with bronze Schluter strips. Tile from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Tiled modern farmhouse fireplace surround with bronze Schluter strips. Tile from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

We repeated the same “New Yorker” tile as the main kitchen backsplash surface. If you find yourself drawn to spaces with white subway tiles surfaces ask about elongated tile options. Longer tiles in a subtle and classic shape, this option can help draw the look of a space out and seem larger.

Long white subway tile kitchen backsplash with bronze Schluter strip. Tile from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Long white subway tile kitchen backsplash with bronze Schluter strip. Tile from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

For the tiled shower in the Master Bath we used an elongated white tile again but varied the texture and size a bit. Here we used a 4″ x 20″ tile from the “Ascot Brickwall” series in a “Matte White” color. Using a matte finished tile here helps to soften the space and help draw attention to the accent tile band around the center. 8″ x 24″ deco tiles from American Olean’s “Visual Impression” series are a Linear Diamond “Beige” color. As an added detail, we also used a warm gray grout color here to help showcase the wall tile shapes.

Long white subway tile with gray grout in a custom tiled shower. Tile from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Long white subway tile with gray grout in a custom tiled shower. Tile from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

The Garage entry into this home takes you into a home office space currently being used as a Model Home meeting space for Silverthorne Homebuilders in this neighborhood. The flooring surfaces in here are a durable, floating floor surface by Paramount Flooring called RigidCORE. This Floating Luxury Vinyl Plank (shown below in “Seattle Mist”) is impenetrable from water, spills, accidents, and odors. It is also a thermally stable surface making it perfect for many multi-use Midwestern spaces.

Floating Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Floating Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

The top layer of this RigidCORE product is a HPSR urethane with ceramic bead particles making it scratch and stain resistant. It also comes with a lifetime residential-use warranty! Love the look of the flooring and wall tile selections in this featured home? Want to use one in your own project? Find a full album of photos here on our Houzz page and just reach out to the flooring and surface experts at Village Home Stores for more material information. You can contact us by phone at 309 944 1344 or by filling out this short online form.

Flooring from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.
Dream Weaver carpeting from Village Home Stores in a Quad Cities area home built by Silverthorne Development.

We can’t wait to hear what you are working on and how we can help. Village Home Stores offers appliances, floorcovering, wall tile, cabinetry, countertops, lighting, window coverings, and more! All of these departments all in one location to save you time and money. If you are building or remodeling soon in the Quad Cites area we are ready to assemble a team of experts to help bid your products and project for you. Get inspired with us online for your project on our Pinterest and Houzz pages.

You can also tour this home as part of the 2019 QCBR Fall Parade of Homes! The Parade will happen Sept 21st and 22nd from 1-5pm; Sept 25th from 5-7pm; and Sept 28th and 29th from 1-5pm. There is no admission charge to this great event that allows you to tour new homes built by Quad Cities Builders. You can grab a map at local Fareway stores. Look for Village Home Stores product inside many of these homes. We love our builders!

Davenport, IA- Home Gym and Dream Craft Space

The past two tours here on the blog have been from a home in Davenport, Iowa we just completed a remodel at. This is a beautiful home that is still fairly new. The lower level of the home however, was ready for the final touches to customize the spaces perfectly for the owner’s lifestyle. We now wrap up our features with two spaces in the lower level that are unique and amazing! Take a look at this before and after of a storage room turned craft space. What a dream area for any creative!
DuraSupreme cabinetry in painted "Storm" finish and Cambria Berwyn Quartz in a remodeled Davenport Craft Room. | VillageHomeStores.com

Tons of added storage space in tall pantry cabinets that can accommodate boxes, bins and containers of all sizes. All of that tall, deep storage space plus an island area for a worksurface. This space will be used for crafting and sewing projects. We honestly wouldn’t mind any task as long as it can be done in this gorgeous room.
DuraSupreme cabinetry in painted "Storm" finish and Cambria Berwyn Quartz in a remodeled Davenport Craft Room. | VillageHomeStores.com

One side of the island has an overhang of countertop so a stool can be pulled up beneath it when seated to sew or work. A second “floating stool” can be pull up on any other edge of the island if needed. Cambria Quartz in the “Berwyn” design is truly the very best surface you can ask for as a craft table! Quartz will not get damaged if your hot glue gun happens to drip down, it is nonporous, and you can even cut directly on it.
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The island is built from a single drawer base cabinet including a total of 6 drawers to help sort and organize tools and supplies. The cabinetry in this Craft Space is from our Dura Supreme line. The Shaker door is painted in a gray “Storm” finish. We love how it pairs with the counters and flooring.
DuraSupreme cabinetry in painted "Storm" finish and Cambria Berwyn Quartz in a remodeled Davenport Craft Room. | VillageHomeStores.com

All of those specialized “extra” spaces of a home is what makes it a home after all. For instance, why get a gym membership if you have this space downstairs?!?  Home Gyms are a great investment an can be placed in sometimes previously-unused spaces. This room was just a storage alcove a few months ago.
Basement remodel including new Home Gym with Luxury Vinyl Plan floors in a remodeled Davenport home. | VillageHomeStores.com

Now it is a perfect Home Gym escape! A Luxury Vinyl Plank floor from our Adura line is installed here and all through the hall and Craft Room as well. Adura Distinctive planks that are 6″ x 48″ in size in the Seaport Wharf color. Vinyl plank floors are great for spaces like this. They are durable and more warm on bare feet that ceramic tile.
Basement remodel including new Home Gym with Luxury Vinyl Plan floors in a remodeled Davenport home. | VillageHomeStores.com

See the stunning spa-like bathroom here in a past blog feature. Plus don’t miss the Bar area we also featured here. See the full album of photos from the entire remodel here on our Houzz page. If you have a space in your home that isn’t a kitchen or a bathroom don’t forget we are still here to help! We have surface, storage, and decorative products for all around of your home! Contact us today to tell us what you are working on! Reach us by calling (309) 944-1344 or by completing this short online form. We can’t wait to hear what you are working on!
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Showroom Updates 2017: New Flooring Showroom

Just a few short years ago we expanded our showroom to accommodate the return of a floor covering department to Village Home Stores. We have already outgrown that space and saw a need to do some re-arranging with our products as a part of our 2017 showroom updates. We now have a much larger space to accommodate all of the samples and product displays needed. Many of our customers are still learning that we offer a full floorcovering and tile department. From hardwoods to backsplash tile, we have it all:
Your local low price guarantee on carpet, hardwood, luxury vinyls, tile, and more. | VillageHomeStores.com

Not just beautiful flooring, but a full tile showroom too! Tile for your kitchen backsplash, a sunroom, or an entire bathroom. Custom tiled showers have become very popular in both new and remodeled homes. Since we have introduced this department to our store we have installed many gorgeous custom tiled showers. See some of them here on our award-winning Houzz page. As you may have read in a previous post, our lighting showroom has now been moved to the first level of our showroom. That freed up a lot of space upstairs to use four areas for the new flooring department. Press play below to tour our new showroom space now located upstairs at 105 S State in Downtown Geneseo, IL.

Our best compliments come from the referrals and requests from our customers. We saw the need to include floor covering in our showroom from those active customers. Having flooring and tile available helps the selection and installation process become easier for those already working with us on a project. We also love being available to those who have worked with us before on an area of their home. No matter if you have been a customer of our for years or a brand new customer seeking out flooring for your home, we are excited to work with you. When you shop with Village Home Stores for your flooring and tile needs you can know that you will receive our Local Low Price Guarantee plus many added perks you may pay extra for someplace else:Your local low price guarantee paired with an award-winning customer experience. | VillageHomeStores.com

At Village Home Stores we strive to showcase quality products at competitive prices. Having multiple departments allows us to be a one-stop-shop but still pair that convenience with the great service our customers have come to expect since 1984. Stop in and see all of the changes we have made in 2017. No matter the size or budget of your project, we can’t wait to hear about it. Contact us today to start the conversation about your own project! (309) 944-1344footer

Heartland Builders- A New Home With Contemporary Details

Village Home Stores has the great privilege to design so many incredible kitchens in a year. Lifestyle magazines, the internet, and apps like Pinterest and Houzz have revolutionized how our customers are able to narrow down their own personal styles. Because these platforms can showcase that every project can be different from the next, our own clients are beginning to embrace a very important revelation in 2017: you don’t have to do whatever your neighbor is doing. It is your home, make it reflect you! Even in the category of New Construction homes we still can say that every single home is different from the next. Take for example, this new Colona, IL home completed by Heartland Builders:
Contemporary style kitchen in a home by Heartland Builders including black painted Koch cabinets and quartz counters. | VillageHomeStores.com

We have shared countless white painted kitchens here on the blog but this space is a refreshing contrast. Black painted cabinetry from our Koch Classic line has been installed in the full-overlay “Savannah” door. An L-shaped layout is met in the corner with a pantry and a bat-wing shaped kitchen island angles in towards the kitchen. Seating for 4 surrounds the kitchen island.
Contemporary style kitchen in a home by Heartland Builders including Stainless Maytag Appliances. | VillageHomeStores.com

The kitchen sink is in the very center of the island and a bar-height top blocks view into the sink from the Living Room area. Quartz tops in the “Fossil Grey” color are installed in a standard Eased edge profile. This new Maytag® french door refrigerator includes the easy-to-clean, Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel finish. The refrigerator caps the end of the kitchen area and in a small niche for the Great Room a bar area has been installed.
Bar area in kitchen including Danby glass-front beverage cooler. | VillageHomeStores.com

This space is stylish and convenient when entertaining. A glass-front beverage cooler from our Danby® line frees up space in the main refrigerator and allows hosts and guest easy access to beverages. Our Diode LED undercabinet lighting perfectly illuminates the American Olean “Appeal” glass mosaic backsplash.  This bar area has been tiled completely in the “Transcendent” mosaic. As mentioned before, the appliance package in this new home is by Maytag®.  Maytag is dependable and has the warranty to back that statement up! Each of the new Maytag® appliances in this space comes with a 10 year limited parts warranty on the main components of the unit. Stop by or call our expert appliance team at (309) 944-1344 to learn more about this warranty exclusive to Maytag®.
Contemporary style kitchen in a home by Heartland Builders including Stainless Maytag Appliances. | VillageHomeStores.com

The appliances include the french door refrigerator, top-control dishwasher, microwave hood, and convection gas range. Each with their own 10 year limited parts warranty and in the Fingerprint Resistant Stainless finish. We love the look of the commercial-style hardware on the handles and knobs in this sleek space.
Contemporary style kitchen in a home by Heartland Builders including Stainless Maytag Appliances. | VillageHomeStores.com

This kitchen has been installed within a great room that includes a living room area and dining space. The same Luxury Vinyl Tile has been installed throughout the foyer, great room, kitchen, pantry, dinette, hall, mud room, and laundry. This LVT is the “Meridain” series from our Adura click-together line in the “Steel” color. The perfect neutral sleek and stylish platform for this Contemporary styled space.
Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring by Adura in a home by Heartland Builders. | VillageHomeStores.com

The lighting selections for this home are fantastic and each can stand alone as a very unique art piece! Four elongated LED pendants hang above the kitchen island. These pendants from our Kuzco line are in the Satin Nickel finish. Sometimes a big design impact can be made with a low-profile item. These long, narrow fixtures are a great example. They almost create columns to the island but are easy to see past and around in the open space.
Modern and Contemporary lighting by Village Home Stores in a Heartland Builders kitchen. | VillageHomeStores.com

A 4-light chandelier hangs in the dinette area. This light is named “Coddington” and is from our Feiss line. Talk about sculptural! We are reminded of the balance and shapes of an Alexander Calder mobile when seeing this light.
4 light Coddington chandelier by Feiss in a home by Heartland Builders. | VillageHomeStores.com

In the great room space a large 60″ ceiling fan is stunning! This fan is named “Proxima” and is from our Quorum line. The Satin Nickel finish is a perfect choice in this completed space. When turned on, it provides a lot of air flow and when the fan is turned off, it has an almost sculptural look.
Modern ceiling fan in a home by Heartland Builders including Quorum Proxima 60" ceiling fan. | VillageHomeStores.com

That corner pantry may look large enough, but open the doors and you will find that this is just a pantry front. This cabinet walk-through pantry front leads to a large walk-in pantry area. There is plenty of style AND storage in this space. New homes like this tend to have an “Open Concept” to the spaces but you need to plan for including plenty of storage options concealed from that “open” area. This walk-in pantry if perfect for food storage but also can be great for  other bulk household items.
Contemporary style kitchen in a home by Heartland Builders including a walk-through pantry front. | VillageHomeStores.com

Are you planing on building a new home soon? Perhaps considering remodeling the one that you are in? No matter what your project or budget is, we are excited to hear about it! Our award-winning team will help you determine your own personal style and create a complete design with you that reflects you and your tastes. Learn more about Heartland Builders here and be sure to reach out to us with any questions about what you have seen or read here. See the full album of photos from this project over on our award-winning Houzz page here.
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